Salford City have announced the addition of the Salford City Lionesses to the club from the 2018-19 season.

This exciting step comes as the club continues to grow, with the First Team playing in the Vanarama National League for the first time and the Academy looking to emulate the successes of its first season. Now going into the fourth season as owners, Gary Neville says that it was always in the plans to have a women’s team, and now is an opportune time with the launch of Foundation 92 too:

“It’s the right thing to do, we said we would do from day one. We think about launching the foundation as well, and the fact that 30% of women in Salford are inactive, so we want to try and affect that and impact people.

“There’s an opportunity for people to come down and get involved, and we want it to be something that increases participation of women in sport, women in Salford, and also from our point of view as a football club, we want to be competitive. The stadium, going full time, the youth team, all the things that have happened in the last three or four years this was always on the journey for us to do, and now is the right time after four years.”

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